Health fairs as a forum to pique young children's interest in nursing

Lori Lauver

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Kids into Health Career (KIHC) initiatives largely have focused on the recruitment of high school- and middle school-age students. Little attention has been given to informing young children and their parents about health professions careers. The career development literature supports that career development is a lifelong process beginning in early childhood. The purpose of this article is to offer practical ideas to introduce preschool-age and elementary school-age children to health careers in nursing. The value of health fairs as a forum to pique interest is discussed. Outcome measures to determine the success of KIHC strategies for younger children are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-363
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics


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